Event Report  Energy and the Environment

CIGS and ifri Joint Workshop "Governance and Competitiveness in an Age of Innovation - Exploring challenges and opportunities for Franco-Japanese cooperation - "

September 12, 2017, 14:30 - 17:15
Venue: 27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris, France, the French Institute of International Relations (ifri)

Workshop concept
The onset of the digital age has already transformed social interaction, political organization and the way business is conducted. Technological innovation from automation to artificial intelligence (AI) and beyond suggests that we are only at the beginning of a deep and rapid transformation that will inevitably have sweeping societal consequences. In such a transformational landscape, many countries are looking to adjust public policies and industrial strategies in order to ensure a competitive economic edge in such a context. Meanwhile, the challenge of governance in ensuring that technological progress is made in service of the broader public interest is one that all governments inevitably face. How to manage the low-carbon energy transition can provide a useful topic for discussion on many of the broader forces at play.

Agenda of Workshop
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Summary of Workshop
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14:30-15:45 Governing technological innovation in an era of rapid change and rising uncertainty
Chair: Francoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies, ifri

Hideaki Shiroyama
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo
"The challenge of governance in an era of rapid technological innovation - the examples of energy, space and AI"

Dominique Guellec
Head of Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
"Science and Innovation in the EU: Challenges and Policies"

16:00-17:15 Managing the energy transition in an age of innovation
Chair: Marc-Antoine Ely-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy, ifri

Hisashi Yoshikawa
Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) and Project Professor, Policy Alternative Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo
"Quick Glance at ENERGY, CHIMATE CHANGE and INNOVATION in Japan"

Fengjun Duan
Senior Research Fellow, Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS)
"Some Topics on Asia and China"

Michel Cruciani
Associate Research Fellow, ifri Center for Energy, and Senior Advisor at the Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (CGEMP), University Paris-Dauphine
"Managing the energy transition in an age of innovation"